Stettler’s annual Crazy Daze took over the town on July 9-11, with many events and sales taking place over those days.
The Stettler Downtown Business Association (SDBA) invites West Coast Amusements to set up in Stettler every year, and other businesses and organizations take advantage of the fair by having other events and sales.
“It’s another event which keeps people active and out and about in the community,” said Stacey Benjamin, who works for the Board of Trade. “It also helps on Main St. for the shopping, keep it local, so people are able to go downtown and shop and find good deals as well.”
Inter Pipeline and the Stettler Rotary Club both fundraised for the skate park during the days, and former Stettler resident Michael Lomenda was in town for the Jersey Boys premiere on Friday, July 11.
The Stettler Independent held its annual pancake breakfast on July 11, and despite the fact that staff ordered as much food as they did last year, with a phenomenal response from the community, sausages ran out quickly.
But the biggest draw was the midway, which was set up at the fairgrounds. Attendees could test their skill and try to win prizes, eat snow cones or cotton candy, and of course, ride the rides.
“I think it’s important that we have the midway in Stettler,” said Kurt Baker, a member of the SDBA. “Self-servingly, to keep people in town, but also to have local events that create lasting memories for families.”